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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 24, 2019

Crack Dealer Sentenced to 12 Years' Imprisonment for Narcotics and Firearms Violations

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Ricky Fountain, 41, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 144 months’ imprisonment and five years’ supervised release after pleading guilty to four counts of distribution of cocaine base, one count of distribution of cocaine, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Senior United States District Judge R. Barclay Surrick imposed the sentence.

“Illegal firearms possession and drug trafficking is a deadly combination,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain.  “This case is an example of federal and local law enforcement working together to stop the flow of illegal narcotics onto the streets of Philadelphia.  My Office will continue to aggressively prosecute these crimes to keep our communities safe.”

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Mary E. Crawley and Alison Donahue Kehner.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Contact: 
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Updated June 24, 2019